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Human Impact on the Earth

By: William B Meyer
253 pages, Figs, tabs
Human Impact on the Earth
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  • Human Impact on the Earth ISBN: 9780521558471 Paperback Feb 1996 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
  • Human Impact on the Earth ISBN: 9780521363563 Hardback May 1996 Out of Print #47209
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Describes the changes human impact have produced in the global environment from 300 years ago to the present day. It offers a comprehensive and authoritative inventory of human impact in varies forms - on the oceans, atmosphere, and climate - ranging from long-standing alterations to new and surprising ones that have emerged in recent years.


Preface; 1. The Earth transformed by human action; 2. Changes in population and society; 3. The land; 4. Biota; 5. Water; 6. Chemical flows; 7. Oceans, atmosphere, climate; 8. Three centuries that shook the Earth; References; Index.

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By: William B Meyer
253 pages, Figs, tabs
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'The book provides a very easy read, covering most of the main environmental issues that face humankind ... Unlike many other environmental texts, it uses abundant quotations which make interesting reading ... the book would be ideal as an introductory read for students who wish to embark on a degree in environmental science or for educated lay readers who have an interest in environmental issues. I will certainly recommend it to our prospective students as a book to read in the summer before joining one of our degree programmes ... a very enjoyable and interesting read.' Lewis A. Owen, The Holocene '... very readable and well presented.' Sheila Alderman, OUGS Journal 'To the general reader concerned about the environment or willing to achieve a better understanding of the human dimensions of global change, I recommend reading this book.' Pure and Applied Geophysics
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